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Lifelong Learning and CPD

Lifelong Learning and CPD

We've developed our new CPD programme in conjunction with our internationally renowned experts.

Transcriptomics: Paving the way for precision medicine in oral cancer

Transcriptomics: Paving the way for precision medicine in oral cancer

Dr Ralf Kist, Lecturer in Oral Biology, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University

Dr Hans Prakash Sathasivam, Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine Specialist, Institute for Medical Research, National Institutes of Health, Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Postponed - new date TBC

90 minutes, free online CPD

Woman using microscope

Gain an overview of current transcriptomic technologies and approaches used in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of oral cancer. The speakers will share their experience in developing a transcriptomic-based gene expression signature to predict clinical outcome in oral potentially malignant disorders.

Transcriptomics investigates all RNA transcripts produced by cells or tissues using high-throughput methods such as microarrays and RNA-sequencing. Transcriptomics has revolutionised biomedical research by analysing gene expression profiles and is also utilised for diagnosis and profiling of various disease processes, leading to novel stratification approaches to improve patient management.

Ralf and Hans have recently published two papers relevant to the topic: Predicting the clinical outcome of oral potentially malignant disorders using transcriptomic-based molecular pathology. Gene expression changes associated with malignant transformation of oral potentially malignant disorders.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

· Have overview of current transcriptomic technologies used in cancer research

· Discuss current approaches used in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of oral cancer

· Explore the clinical utility of gene expression profiling for predicting malignant transformation of oral potentially malignant disorders

This session links to GDC outcome C

International reputation for excellence

Our CPD programme builds upon our 125-year history and international reputation for excellence and innovation in both teaching and research.

Giving a more tailored approach to CPD, it allows participants to adapt their activity as required across their cycle. Our courses are available for the whole dental team.

Quality assured

Each of our courses, from webinars through to practical content, is subject to our stringent quality assurance processes. Our content is created and delivered by highly experienced course leaders.

Our CPD also links to the General Dental Council’s standards for the dental team through CPD development outcomes, helping the dental team meet the verifiable requirements.

Certification from each course will be provided upon completion.

Free content

Currently, our content is free to participants, and we will collect and welcome feedback to inform our future course development.

 

This is a great format to present CPD in the current climate, and it is easily accessible around other commitments.

Some of our previous Webinars and Q&As have included:

An Introduction to Economic Evaluation for Oral and Dental Researchers

Dr Morgan Beeson, Research Associate, Public Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University  
Dr Helen Rogers, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University
Dr Chris Vernazza, Director of Research, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

Drilling down and extracting detail: an introduction to qualitative research in oral health and dentistry

Professor Justin Durham, Head of School, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University  
Professor Catherine Exley, Dean of Population, Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University
Dr Ninu Paul, Academic Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle upon Tyne’s Hospitals’ NHS Foundation Trust

 

Vital Pulp Therapies – is this our time?

Exploring the concepts and rationale behind vital pulp therapies, as well an insight into the current levels of vital pulp therapy practice across the UK.

Dr Dave Edwards, Academic Clinical Fellow in Endodontology, Newcastle Dental Hospital

 

Droplets and Aerosols in Dentistry

Exploring the factors behind bioaerosol spread in relation to dentistry; informed by pioneering research carried out by the School of Dental Sciences which is shaping national clinical guidance for the dental profession. 

Dr James Allison, Clinical Fellow in Oral Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

A multidimensional perspective on pain

Pain is not always what we think it is - learn about our most recent scientific understanding of pain, and reflect on how this may impact the clinical outcomes of our patients.

Dr Chris Penlington, Clinical Psychologist, School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University

 

Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation – an update

Taking the trauma out of dental trauma

Mr Greig Taylor, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow in Paediatric Dentistry, Newcastle University

 

Partial Denture Design made easy!

Challenges and strategies for managing impaired oral health-related quality of life in the older edentulous patient

Professor Janice Ellis, Professor of Dental Education and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University

 

Thinking of starting out in implant dentistry, or formalising your implant experience?

Dr Francis Nohl, Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University

 

What is the failure in restorative dentistry – an introduction

Professor Giles McCracken, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Newcastle University

Another excellent webinar. Really liked the way it was delivered as a practical overview. The webinar has improved my confidence on the topic.